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pkjh 09-05-2012 12:15 AM

playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
I have been trying to get a gmail account to use free phone call with my new playbook;but only the Email(gmail)OK,free phone call never be set up.Is it true,playbook not support gmail free phone call?

daphne 09-05-2012 12:47 AM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
I'm not sure I understand what you are asking but the PlayBook is not a phone and doesn't have any phone function.

pkjh 09-05-2012 12:57 AM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
PC not a phone either,but if you have Gmail account that can make pone call or video chat.Thank you anyway.

rambo47 09-05-2012 08:11 AM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Wow.

daphne 09-05-2012 11:18 AM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Here is an app that is supposed to let you make phone calls with the PlayBook.
Make Phone Calls with the BlackBerry PlayBook using Comwave ePhone - N4BB

Jase88 09-09-2012 10:53 PM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
The OP makes a good point. The Playbook has dual microphones and speakers...it has all of the hardware necessary to support voice calls.

I too had wondered why Gmail's phone function isn't supported on this device.

dc/dc 09-10-2012 07:02 AM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jase88 (Post 1787274)
The OP makes a good point. The Playbook has dual microphones and speakers...it has all of the hardware necessary to support voice calls.

I too had wondered why Gmail's phone function isn't supported on this device.

Because google is not focusing on development for BlackBerry.

pkjh 09-18-2012 11:31 PM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jase88 (Post 1787274)
The OP makes a good point. The Playbook has dual microphones and speakers...it has all of the hardware necessary to support voice calls.

I too had wondered why Gmail's phone function isn't supported on this device.

I found out blackberry doesn't take anything..skype, gmail call ,video chat.I am some kind of regretting to buy smartphone, tablet ..from Blackberry.

daphne 09-19-2012 01:15 AM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pkjh (Post 1787950)
I found out blackberry doesn't take anything..skype, gmail call ,video chat.I am some kind of regretting to buy smartphone, tablet ..from Blackberry.

It's always good to research any device before buying if you want to ensure you get the features and apps that you need.

Jase88 09-21-2012 03:29 AM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dc/dc (Post 1787306)
Because google is not focusing on development for BlackBerry.

My understanding is that this calling functionality isn't supported on any mobile device. The issue isn't specific to Blackberry.

rambo47 09-23-2012 10:21 PM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Folks seem to forget that the PlayBook was designed to compliment a BlackBerry by connecting to it (bridging) via bluetooth. RIM has added some stand-alone functionality but the PlayBook's original function limits how much they can add.

jgb@etree 09-26-2012 12:02 PM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pkjh (Post 1787950)
I found out blackberry doesn't take anything..skype, gmail call ,video chat.I am some kind of regretting to buy smartphone, tablet ..from Blackberry.

Try sideloading Skype or Google Voice. I have both installed & working.

pkjh 09-26-2012 02:17 PM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Could you show me how to sideload Skype and Google Voice

jgb@etree 09-26-2012 04:08 PM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
There are dozens of articles describing converting apk > bar and sideloading the apps onto a playbook. Just google it.

Let me google that for you

pkjh 09-26-2012 05:45 PM

Re: playbook not taking gmail free phone call?
 
Thanks again,I will read them over.


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